Team Category: ELL/Student Support

Tierney Solis – Elementary ELL Coordinator

Hi! My name is Tierney Solis and I am excited for my 2nd year at KCIA as the Elementary EL Coordinator. I previously taught 1st, 4th, and 5th grade in KCKPS, where my passion for working with English Language Learners was sparked! In my spare time, I stay busy entertaining my two daughters, Felicity (4) […]

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Elise Ferdon – Middle School ELL Coordinator/Specialist

My name is Elise Ferdon. This is my 3rd year at KCIA and 8th in teaching. I have previously been a Newcomer EL teacher and EL specialist for grades 4-12; this year I will also be coordinating the middle school’s EL logistics and coaching teachers on best practices to teach English learners of all levels. […]

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Ashley Hayde – Elementary ELL Specialist

Hello!! My name is Ashley Hayde and I am the K/1 ELL Specialist.. I graduated from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in 2009 with my degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood. I received my TESOL Certification in 2019. I taught kindergarten for 13 years, and made the switch to K/1 ELL specialist this […]

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Lauren Chadwick – Elementary ELL Specialist

Hello, My name is Lauren Chadwick and this is my 7th year in education. This year, I will work with Kindergarten through 2nd grade with a focus on English as a Language. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri Western State University with a concentration in Special Education. After giving birth to my daughter Ruby […]

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Taylor Hernandez – Elementary ELL Specialist

Hello! My name is Taylor Hernandez and this is my ninth year of teaching. I began teaching 3rd grade, while the school was formerly known as, Della Lamb Elementary Charter School. I taught 3rd grade for 8 years and this year I am looking forward to supporting 3rd grade language needs as an ELL specialist. […]

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Megan Jefferson – Elementary ELL Specialist

Hello! My name is Megan Jefferson. I am currently in my 10th year in education. I am thankful to be a part of such a wonderful community here at KCIA! In 2013, I graduated with a Bachelors degree from Rutgers University. I earned my Masters degree in Special Education in 2015 from the University of […]

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Paige Rahman – Elementary ELL Specialist

Hello! I am so excited to start my 25th year of teaching and my 15th year at this school! I’ve taught Special Education, 4th grade, 3rd Grade and 2-5 ELL. Currently I am the 5th grade ELL Specialist, but help with 3rd and 4th grades, too. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Central Missouri State […]

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